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Recall: 2002-2006 Liberty: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]70652,70653,70654,70655,70656[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]JEEP
    Model: LIBERTY
    Model Year: 2002-2006
    MFG Campaign #: F23

    Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 1/2/2001
    End Date of MFG: 3/15/2006
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 826,687
    Date owner notified by MFG: 9/11/2006

    Recall Initiator: ODI
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE CONSTANT TENSION FRONT LOWER BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE CONTAMINATION. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH THIS CONDITION, THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE WEAR AND LOOSENESS. [/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] WHEN THE DRIVER CONTINUES TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE WITH THIS CONDITION, THE CONTAMINATION CAN LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR AND POSSIBLY SEPARATION FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE CAUSING A LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. [/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. [/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F23.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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